My first exposure to the Mac as a work place computer was in 2006 during an internship at JAPAN MAGAZIN, Germanys’ largest magazine for Japanese culture and lifestyle. Let’s just say these machines were not the ones to entice a long-time Windows user to switch to the Mac platform. I personally had a hard time trying to establish a fast workflow with early OS X operating systems and the outdated hardware. My job was writing articles. For this I had to research constantly, which involved a lot of browsing the web with Safari and writing text.

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CableJive dockXtender and duaLink

On July 16, 2010, in iPhone, Macintosh, Review, by David Weeks

The Weeks Division of MyMac Labs recently took two CableJive cables for a test drive: the dockXtender and the duaLink. Here’s what we learned.


The dockXtender is the simpler of the two devices. It’s an extension cable, plain and simple. If the current docking cable for your iPod/iPhone/iPad is too long or too short, the dockXtender may be the right length. You can purchase it in two feet (60 cm) or six feet (180 cm) lengths. The dockXtender is solidly built, but the cable’s not so thick that it’s not flexible.

Be aware this cable is NOT for connecting your iDevice to your computer; it’s a 30-pin to 30 pin cable that allows you to move your iDevice further away from the gadget that also uses the 30 pin connector at the other end of the dockXtender. For most users, this will be external speakers or a docking station. It will pass all audio, video, and power from one device to the other.

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